How many death certificates do I really need?

The death certificate provides pertinent identifying information about a deceased individual including their certified time, place, and cause of death. Most often, the death certificate serves as proof for legal purposes. These purposes range from estate settlement after a death to if a widow wishes to remarry. It is the decedent’s assets that will determineContinue reading “How many death certificates do I really need?”

Jayne Hanson

Jayne Hanson is our resident writer. She assists our Bradbury Memorial Center families with writing obituaries for their loved ones. Along the way, she has helped us to develop marketing materials for our family folders, she has helped to create and edit content for our website, and she curates most of our Being Bradbury blogContinue reading “Jayne Hanson”


Aveilut (pronounced ah-vay-LUTE) The Hebrew word for mourning Ritually, the body of the deceased is washed thoroughly, dressed in a simply white linen shroud, or tachrichim, and prepared for burial in a simple pine, or sometimes redwood, coffin. Jewish custom requires burial to occur as close as possible to 24 hours. The deceased is carriedContinue reading “Aveilut”

U.S. Flag Folding: “On Behalf of the United States of America …”

All photos courtesy of MCL Detachment #757 photographer Ron Silva, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. Bradbury Memorial Center staff is very grateful to have a handful of key members of the Lake Havasu Marine Corps League Detachment #757 teach us about the U.S. Flag in terms of folding it, handling it, respecting it, and presenting it.Continue reading “U.S. Flag Folding: “On Behalf of the United States of America …””

Weeping Buddha

Weeping Buddha statues depict Buddha in a bent over position, crying, and covering his face. There is a legend of two masked warriors who fought each other in many battles. Neither defeating the other until one day when the older warrior killed the younger warrior. When the older warrior removed the opponent’s mask, he wasContinue reading “Weeping Buddha”


Photo courtesy of Jayne Hanson/Garden of Gethsemane, Tucson, Arizona: Lifesize sculptures include that of Jesus of Nazareth at the Last Supper with his disciples, and Jesus on the Cross, among other sculptures worth seeing. The Artist’s story: As Felix Lucero faced death as he lay on a World War I battlefield, he reportedly proposed aContinue reading “Catholicism”

The Power of 100

The current population of Earth is around 7.8 Billion. For most people, it is a large figure, that is all. However, someone has condensed the 7.8 billion in the world into 100 persons, and then into various percentage statistics. The resulting analysis is relatively much easier to comprehend. Out of 100 : (each section) 11Continue reading “The Power of 100”

Bradbury Memorial Pet Grief

Pet Grief

Pet Grief: How do I know if pets are sad? Pet grief is something that can easily be overlooked in the chaos of a loss. Bradbury Memorial Center is very mindful of this and can help with pet grief by reminding our families who have pets that they, too, may need some extra love andContinue reading “Pet Grief”

Viewing Room

Our Family Viewing Room is more than what it seems … Bradbury Memorial Center features a Family Viewing Room that is suitable for those final moments to be shared with a deceased loved one, for family members who wish for an observation cremation ceremony, or simply for a family identification space. “It’s a living roomContinue reading “Viewing Room”


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